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Old 07-29-12, 11:21 AM
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Old 07-29-12, 11:25 AM
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brooks saddles from the 80s fetch a great price but probably because of the decreased quality of the modern ones. however, those olympic saddles will be very rare one day.
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I was actually just thinking how I'd like to own one of the pink T-Mobile Giant TCRs. A cool bike with a very distinct paint job. And as for carbon parts, I don't think that they have a reduced lifespan, except for the carbon outer guide on Campy front derailleurs - to me that's just a stupid use of carbon. The thing about wear items like chains, cassettes, and bearings is that they'll be available for the foreseeable future (well, Shimano at least); you can buy pretty much any chain that you could possibly want and new 8/9/10 speed cassettes are readily available. I don't think that cartridge bearings for most applications will be all that rare as a lot of them(?) are standard sizes used for applications in and out of cycling. Even amongst C&V types, how many folks really care about NOS wear items? My guess is pretty few.
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I can't imagine, mainly because I have no imagination. Nothing mentioned so far appeals to me in such a way I'd want one in 20 years. The DA7800 crankset won't be on my list.

Seatposts will likely change, as will headsets, so maybe an actual round 27.2 seatpost may be in demand, as are good 1" threaded headsets now. Pedal/cleat systems are still pretty elementary, when you get right to it. Where the hand meets the bars, nothing much has changed in years: same with the other end.

Tubulars? Still hot among triathletes, but when the next best thing in tubeless gets refined, they may be gone. That market has little loyalty if they can shave a gram.

Everyone will be all over the NOS wear-related items until they're gone, and we have to modernize just to roll. I'll get over it and get CF for my wheelchair.
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i wonder if any modern cycling clothing will hold as much appeal as vintage wool jerseys do for us... the jerseys that are made today... jeez some of them are pretty tasteless. i can't imagine looking on ebay for that special vintage jersey with the super angry lizard on it.
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I love the original series of Concor saddles. I wonder if the currently re-issued Concor's will be sort after?
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Rotor RS4X crank system. IMO the greatest uphill-off-road-constant-traction-enhancing-component after knobby tires and adjustable seatposts. Yet they stopped making them a couple years ago. Also highly useful for partial amputees, who are many in number after the last couple wars. So if the equivalent product known as Powerpace doesn't flourish, and Rotor doesn't reinvent the system, and no-one else comes along with an equivalent, I expect they'll be rare and quite sought-after by a small number of people in a decade or two. Unlike Q-rings which are legion, and don't have quite the same utility.
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Old 07-29-12, 07:33 PM
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The last few years of USA Cannondales. Note, I remain a committed steel frame guy myself. But Cannondales have a strong following, and are no longer made in the US.
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Old 07-29-12, 08:17 PM
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oh bill! i finished the del ray... its definitely french fit, but its the most comfortable "fast" bike i've ever had and it handles beautifully. i'll send pictures when i get a good one.
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Unused carbon parts (like Campy) and brifters.
Yeah I think that is already happening. New old stock 9 and 10 speed shifters, I have seen go for stupid amounts on ebay 400-500 and I'd imagine that will only continue to rise.
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I'd guess Dura Ace 7800C cranks

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Yeah I think that is already happening. New old stock 9 and 10 speed shifters, I have seen go for stupid amounts on ebay 400-500 and I'd imagine that will only continue to rise.
Precisely why I asked Drillium Dude to rebuild some very nice Ergos for me.

I can't wait to see them, as they will be better than new!
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Precisely why I asked Drillium Dude to rebuild some very nice Ergos for me.

I can't wait to see them, as they will be better than new!
They will be - and as soon as my left middle finger has healed up a little more, I'll finish those and 23skidoo's 1st gen DA chainrings.

Note to self: pinching your finger between your cleat and pedal interface is not conducive to drilling/filing/painting

And now that I've perused this thread, I think I will put away my $30 pair of very, very clean 1st gen 8-speed Ergos until such time they bring in enough to put my cat through obedience school

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Minoura accessories. Some of them are really smart.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I can't imagine, mainly because I have no imagination. Nothing mentioned so far appeals to me in such a way I'd want one in 20 years. The DA7800 crankset won't be on my list.

Seatposts will likely change, as will headsets, so maybe an actual round 27.2 seatpost may be in demand, as are good 1" threaded headsets now. Pedal/cleat systems are still pretty elementary, when you get right to it. Where the hand meets the bars, nothing much has changed in years: same with the other end.

Tubulars? Still hot among triathletes, but when the next best thing in tubeless gets refined, they may be gone. That market has little loyalty if they can shave a gram.

Everyone will be all over the NOS wear-related items until they're gone, and we have to modernize just to roll. I'll get over it and get CF for my wheelchair.
Having recently gone new road bike shopping, my observations are:
Seat posts are going away. Welcome the frame with a mast. Lots of implications of what happens for the next owner, some makers are addressing this now.
Head sets have been going very proprietary there is some alignment as 1.125" upper and 1.5" lower being a trend, but even then the bearings are not necessarily interchangeable.
Bottom brackets have a bunch of different standards going, I place Look at the extreme, a one piece crank and really oversized bearings. Some of the other makes are doing things like offsetting the shell for more width at the frame but no more Q factor.
There are more changes on the horizon, disc brakes are coming. (kind of looking forward to that)
Some of what is happening in the bicycle industry reminds me of bikes from the turn of the last last century where any number of makers created almost the whole bicycle. (I don't recall who presented the images of a 1900's safety bike with the chain being adjusted at the bottom bracket, some novel solutions on that bike).

I am betting that Campagnolo will survive. Guys don't get Shimano tattooed on them.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I am betting that Campagnolo will survive. Guys don't get Shimano tattooed on them.
Nice quote. Put it in your signature.
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Oh, yeah - PVC will be very collectible

Sweet...

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And I'll bet this guy never thought that FireHouse, Savatage, and Tuff wouldisappear either!



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I am betting that Campagnolo will survive. Guys don't get Shimano tattooed on them.
Anyway, after putting a little more thought to the OP's question. Here are a few more guesses at future collectible/sought after items:

Ultegra 6600 seatposts (already pretty collectible IMO)

Shimano Yumeya Kits - rare as hen's teeth now...probably because they're so damned expensive and provide no real benefit.

Aftermarket brakes: Zero Gravity, ee, Feather, etc. (very popular a few years ago but seem to be on the wane)
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Having recently gone new road bike shopping, my observations are:
Seat posts are going away. Welcome the frame with a mast. Lots of implications of what happens for the next owner, some makers are addressing this now.
Head sets have been going very proprietary there is some alignment as 1.125" upper and 1.5" lower being a trend, but even then the bearings are not necessarily interchangeable.
Bottom brackets have a bunch of different standards going, I place Look at the extreme, a one piece crank and really oversized bearings. Some of the other makes are doing things like offsetting the shell for more width at the frame but no more Q factor.
There are more changes on the horizon, disc brakes are coming. (kind of looking forward to that)
Some of what is happening in the bicycle industry reminds me of bikes from the turn of the last last century where any number of makers created almost the whole bicycle.

I am betting that Campagnolo will survive. Guys don't get Shimano tattooed on them.
2 points I want to make are 1) this thread is slightly depressing and 2) I agree with noglider. You sum it up nicely with that line.
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What, no WINGER?!

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Ditto on custom steel and Ti framesets. Value will depend on the reputation of the builder and design characteristics. Many of these builders go to NAHBS or similar regional shows.

How about the following?

* Chris King and/or Phil Wood hubs
* Crank Brothers products due to their awesome and unique American designs.
* Bikes and other products from the current fixie & mixte revival era I have the feeling will be highly collectible when those kids turn 50.
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Rivendells?

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I've stashed away a pair of Shimano's 1st-gen Ultegra wheels (I liked the silver color, vs. D-A's black rims).
I also have a MacSteel-framed Polchlopek, lugged-brazed with carbon lining in the butted, .25mm thick butted sections.


Campag's square-taper carbon cranks seem to be rare already.

Sweet Wings steel crankset and Coda/Magic hollow crankset.

Certain wheelsets perhaps? 1st-gen Ksyriums? Original Spinergy wheelsets?

Maybe a first (current) generation Shimano DI2 gruppo/bike, soon to be obsoleted by the newer 11sp version.

First-year SRAM Force gruppo/bike?

Maybe something from the fixie fad?
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I agree with others about custom steel and ti frames.
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